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good morning. it it isp it is wednesdait. ththis is your a.m. wake-up ca. ir ip i'm ali velshi fk . let us quickly eat our peas even though it is breakfast. we talk about the debate over the raising of the debt ceiling. if it were a movie, you could call it, dude, where is my compromise? the debate is getting testier
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and more partisan. president obama told cbs news if lawmakers don't have a deal in place by the august 2nd deadline, holder americans could feel it next month when the social security payments are due. >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. >> republican congressman ron paul of texas who is running for president thinks the president is playing the social security card. here is what he said. >> that just isn't true. because the funds there for social security and these emergencies, the cash flow is good enough for that. if they really needed to, why don't they quit sending the interest rate payments over to the federal reserve. i think he's using scare tactics. >> you can also see interest rates soar and the value of the dollar tank if the government can't pay its bills. several business groups including the u.s. chamber of commerce and the business
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roundtable are urging lawmakers to increase the debt limit. another meeting is set for today at 4:00 p.m. eastern. in the united kingdom the "news of the world" hacking scandal is the talk of the nation. both political parties say rupert murdoch should drop his bid to buy a major satellite broadcaster. prime minsters david cameron wants an inquiry. they've called for murdoch, his son james and a former editor of the newspaper to testify before parliament this week. >> there are an awful lot of questions as to why this continued for so long, who authorized it, the extent of the activity, not just now, but also, we understand in other international newspapers, possibly even wider. there are an awful lot of questions that have to be addressed. the scandal has torpedoed shares in murdoch's company. news corp's shares are down 14% since july 4th. police in florida arrested a plan they think shot and killed a priest. apparently the suspect made the
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manhunt pretty seize zi. jeremy mariani gunned down the priest at a beach house in mississippi, stole the money and the car and took the family to disney world. the s.w.a.t. team nabbed him outside of world. quickly, let's talk about the alleged tucson gunman, loughner. a federal appeals judge says he's allowed to refuse anti psychotic medication. a court found him incompetent to stand trial. the hospital staff say he's a danger to himself and others. six people were killed, 13 wounded in that shooting in january. the detechives who built the murder case against casey anthony are defending their work even though jurors acquitted anthony last week in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee, the detectives say their case was solid. listen. >> with regard to what we would do differently, in every case, especially a case with this many witnesses and this much evidence, you can always look
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back and improve on what you've done. i don't know that anybody up here could think of anything that we could have done differently that might have affected the outcome. >> casey anthony is set to leave jail this sunday, by the way. the sheriff says his office is not going to offer her any special protection. the "chicago sun times" is reporting, however, casey anthony is thinking about wearing several disguises and plans to live in a secret location under a fake name as if she were in the witness protection program. an now taking the bank to court. sergeant jorge rodriguez has filed a class action lawsuit, pegging it on a law that protects military members from foreclosure while they're on active duty. citigroup, the parent company is looking into his complaint. let's talk about your money. u.s. stock futures up this morning. dow is up 62 points in pre market trading. the s&p 500 up about seven,
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nasdaq up about 17. now, to see how the world's money is doing this morning, let's cross over to hong kong, my good friend christie standing by. how is it looking, christie? >> european stock market investors are watching italy's debt crisis very closely. gains in asia are moderate today. after yesterday's blood letting, i don't think we'll complain. the nikkei closed up about .4%. credit suisse gave the sector an out dleeft performed rating. the bank of japan said it would buy about $275 million of japanese exchange-traded funds. here in hong kong the hang seng closed up about 1.1%, off its worst two-day decline in 17 months. the catalyst here was a better-than-expected gdp number out of the chinese main land. back to you, ali. >> better-than-expected number,
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still an order that eades for the second quarter in a row. what's the feeling on that? >> chinese gdp showed the economy grew 9.5% in the second quarter. 9.4% is what was expected. china's growth cooled a little bit for the second quarter in a row. again, gdp showed the economy grew 9.5%. first quarter growth is 9.7%. what had been expected was 9.4%. a lot of numbers there. bottom line is this, china's economic engine is slowing down. in the face of weaker global demand for chinese goods and other factors. but china's economy is still expanding at a faster pace than just about any other country. ali? >> all right. we'll check in with you late later in the morning. christie lou stout. all airports in the clear right now. weather today looks pretty good so far. some fog and rain in parts of the midwest and the west. nashville and washington state may get showers this afternoon
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which could cause delays. rob marciano is outside in a particularly counterintuitive manner, standing outside because it is crazy hot which is when i would normally stay inside. good morning, rob. >> reporter: good morning, guys. that comings with the job, ali. it's going to be hot again today. this is the time of the day, if you're going to do anything strenuous outside or be outside, do it before the sun comes up. we had a slew of record highs. at one point we had 23 states under heat advisories or excessive heat warnings. that number is going to shrink somewhat today only because it will be a little bit drier, less humid across some of the bigger cities along the i-95 corridor from d.c. through new york city. here is where the heat advisories will be out today. includes about 11 states. the hottest weather is going to be in areas like oklahoma which have seen in the last 20 days, they have seen the temperature get over 100 degrees 18 times. my goodness.
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records broken two days ago across arc sauchlt here is what we expect as far as actual high temperatures. the heat index couples humidity in there and makes it feel over 110 in spots. the actual temperature forecast for places like wilmington, 98. charlotte, 100 degrees. expected to be 10 degrees or better in shreveport and little rock. another steamy day across the southeast. dangerously hot in many locations. we'll be rereporting live from piedmont park in atlanta, georgia. folks will be getting out trying to get their exercise on. if they're wise rnlgs they'll do it before the sun gets too high in the sky. >> going to be pretty, but it's going to be hot. that heat wave, by the way, across the country isn't going to help the hundreds of thousands of people who still don't have power in chicago this morning. close to 400,000 homes are still in the dark. it's going to be saturday before power is turned back on. the high on saturday is expected to be 88 degrees. there's also a chance of thunderstorms. before we go, today's quote of
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two of his rivals, michele bachmann and rick santorum already put their name to the pledge circulated by a conservative group in iowa. they had to clarify their support because of the introduction to the vow suggests that black children born into slavery had better family structures than black children do today. bit of advice for any photo-happy politicians who may be teetering on the brink of a scandal. if the world is going to see you nearly naked, hit the gym. take a look at this ad running in the "new york post," "the washington post" and the boston herald. it says get in shame for your next scandalous photo. i have to hand it to the sports gloves. in the wake of weiner gate, the gym is sticking to one of the cardinal rules of business, know your clientele. a family clinic is accused of trying to turn gay patients straight. a gay rights activist group called truth wins out posed as a patient and went under cover. this is what she heard from a
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bachmann clinic counselor. >> you can actually have homosexuality and become heterosexual? >> oh, yeah, yeah. definitely, definitely. and it happens. it really has. >> the counselor admitted that he is no expert on the subject and the congresswoman's campaign gave us a statement. here it is. the bachmanns are in no position ethically, legally or morally to discuss specific courses of treatment concerning the clinic's patients. wow. bachmann is the focus of this morning's punch line about the controversial marriage pledge that she and fellow candidate rick santorum signed. listen. >> now her campaign is saying that while, yes, she did sign the pledge, she didn't read it first. had she read it, she never would have signed it in the first place. well, thank god presidents don't have to sign anything so
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important they have the to read it first. >> it goes like this -- oh, my god. what the -- oh, no. what the -- holy [ bleep ]. okay. michele bachmann stands up against slavery in all forms, whether it's the slavery of health care -- >> this is slavery. it's nothing more than slavery. >> the slavery of the national debt. >> it is a slavery that is a bondage to debt and a bondage to decline. >> or the slavery of the loins. >> if you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage. it is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement. >> yes, personal enslavement or personal domination, depending on what role you're playing that night. the important thing is to have a safe word, perhaps bachmann. >> all right. time for your political ticker
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with tim farley, the hoeflt of "morning briefing" on sirius xm. tim, queue yesterday's conversation because the deadline gets closer for raising the debt ceiling. what did you call them the octo mob, the politicians in washington responsible forgetting this done are meeting today. >> yes. clearly, ali, this group of leaders from the house and senate are getting together with the president and vice president. this is becoming more and more about the election of 2012. mitch mcconnell's surprise proposal yesterday to allow the president to raise the debt ceiling in three phases by overriding a veto -- by vetoing a proposal from the congress against raising the debt ceiling, sets it up as a campaign slogan i guess for 2012. it's a very convoluted process. that's the latest we've come to. of course, you played the comment from the president about social security.
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there are a lot of games being played right now. it's in some ways become the ultimate game of chicken right now. >> tim, let me just ask you about this because i know this is just coming out and you're just looking at it. there's been a report of the amount of money that both the obama presidential campaign and the democratic national committee have raised in the second quarter, the second three months of this year. are you seeing that yet? >> $86 million so far. this is only the second quarter. a combination of the dnc and the presidential campaign fundraisers. this number wasn't due until the end of the week. it's another indication we'll see huge amounts of money. that's the official amount. think about the other groups, ali. talking about a possibility of a billion dollar campaign next year for the presidency. >> talking about security, too. there's a bomb-sniffing dog demonstration on the hill today? >> jason chaffetz is the hair of
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chair of. >> does that all fit on a business card? >> not exactly. he's the chairman of a panel, as they call it. he says there have been 25,000 security breaches outside the nation's airports since 9/11. he wants to know why. the tsa in the hot seat. evidently they'll bring out a bomb-sniffing dog to show what's going right. >> always good. the animals will keep people at bay. tim farley the host of morning briefing. what's the best way to squash rumors that you died? for mr. playboy himself, hit tweeter. first, how do you like them? sweet, curly, slathered with chilli cheese or ketchup? [ grunts ]
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22 minutes after the hour. here are three things that need to be on your ray dan. 9:00, opening statements set to get under way of perjury trial of roger clemens, accused of lying about his alleged use of steroids. after that, ben bernanke delivers his second annual report on monetary policy and the state of the u.s. economy. we'll be keeping an ear on that. at 4:00 eastern, president obama meets with top lawmakers from both sides to try to hash out
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the debt ceiling issue. a california retiree finally has his $30,000 in social security payments. "the l.a. times" reports bank of america deposited the 88-year-old man's money into another customer's account with the same account number. the local district attorney's office had to step in to sort things out. as for the company that took the money that wasn't hers, she received 90 days in jail. who knew plants battling zombies could be so lucrative. electronic arts is acquiring pop cap. $750 million in cash and stock, pop -- i'm having trouble saying this -- pop cap makes the be jeweled game as well as book worm and the aforementioned plants versus zombies. watch the man drop an ipad 60 feet onto the pavement. watch this and don't try it at home. >> all clear. 60 foot!
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all right. let's see what happened. >> do you know what happened? it took a licking and kept on streaming. i have to say that's pretty impressive. next they should send an ipad over niagara falls. if you've seen "sister wives" today the real life drama moves to federal court in utah. cody brown and his four wives plan to challenge the state's anti-bigamy law. he says no one should be prosecuted for their private relations. >> the fear of being prosecuted is less daunting than the fear of continuing a society in secrecy and darkness. hugh hefner wants everybody to know he's alive. rumors circulated on social media that the 85-year-old founder of "playboy" passed on. he tweeted the rumors of my death are, as mark twain observed in a similar situation, greatly exaggerated. i'm very much alive and kicking.
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around the world with zain verjee from london. good morning, zain. the hacking issue will not end. new developments, rupert murdoch and his son, the former editor of the "news of the world" now being called to testify to parliament. there's stuff going on in the united states. what's the update? >> they are being called to testify in parliament. the big story today is that the political parties are all going to get together, go to parliament and they're all agreed to support a motion that rupert murdoch, his bid to acquire bskyb, the cable operator here, should not go through. that is really rare, ali. it's not legally binding. who knows if he'll care or take notice. the other big story making news here is that the senate commerce committee chairman jay rockefeller is calling for an investigation saying, look, if "news of the world" was hacking u.s. citizens and 9/11 victims.
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he says this should be taken seriously and there should be an investigation. the big topic on that is how much is it going to affect rupert murdoch's empire in the u.s. as well? >> costing a lot of money in the stock. cost the stock about 14%, more than $7 billion since this really thickened about a week ago. let's talk about this former survivor producer facing expedition to mexico on a charge he murdered his wife. >> right. a judge basically said there was enough evidence to send him back to mexico to face trial, right? he was believed to have murdered his wife in cancun when they were on holiday with their two kids. so what's going to happen now is he's going to appeal, and if that's successful, he'll stay in the u.s. for a year. but they want him to go face trial. the judge says there's enough to nail him. >> talk to me, zain, about this euro millions jackpot winner. somebody has won 161 million pounds, about $250 million, and
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he hasn't surfaced? >> yeah. it's not me. i bought 50 of those tickets, ali. and nothing, zero, zip, nada. we don't know if it's one person or a group of people. basically $250 million. that makes them the 430th person or persons who are the most wealthy in this country. it includes david beckham. richer than david beckham. richer than ringo starr, richer than ali velshi. >> let me just queue this. let's make a deal right now. if we win that kind of money one day, these two spots are going to be open. i'm not going to be one of those guys that says i'll come to work like normal every day. i'll be gone. >> oh, totally, ali. i'll be right there with you. >> until then, zain, we have work to do. i'll catch up with you a little later on. zain verjee in london for us. as we go to the break,
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morning. july 13th. this is your a.m. wall. i'm ali velshi joining you live from new york. it's 30 minutes after the hour. we got our hands on home movies from the couple that kidnapped jaycee dugard and held her hostage for 18 years. the el dorado district
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attorney's office released the video filmed sometime between 2000 and 2007. >> there are also home movies shot over 20 years ago of the garridos taping children in public places. he's serving a 131 year sentence. rodney king is in trouble. police busted him on suspicion of driving under the influence. remember king was brutally beaten by officers during a traffic stop in 1991, a case
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that sparked the infamous l.a. riots a year later. getting a look at items recovered in whitey bulger's santa monica apartment. agents found 30 weapons including handguns, an automatic rifle and a grenade. some were hidden inside the walls. then there's the cash, more than $800,000, mostly in hundred dollar bills. 15 states are sweating it out today dealing with heat advisories. temperatures expected to reach 104 degrees in parts of texas today. in the southeast temperatures could hit the upper 90s. netflix subscribers, if you want to keep getting those red dvd envelopes in the mail and stream online content, you'll have to pay more. the company is no longer bundling the two options. subscribers who want both have to bicep rat plans, totaling at least $16. that's the big jump from the cheapest bundle option which was $10 a month and leaves me with
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decision making to do because i have the bundled option. there are city folks and country folks. if you think green acres is the place to be for healthier living, think again. americans in big cities live longer than their country counterparts. rural residents are more likely to be obese, sedentary and smokers. this is a reversal from earlier decades. rock on, city people. more money morning news -- for some money morning news, let's go to joya da. i was overcome by the fact we city people are healthy. how are futures looking? >> looking like we'll see a higher open after a series of down days. part has to do with what the fed has to say. >> the fed is going to be saying something today. this is the testimony, the scheduled testimony of ben bernanke to congress. you've been hearing this
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probably, too, joya. people are asking me, oh, my goodness, if this debt ceiling thing doesn't happen and european problems continue to happen, what am i supposed to do with my money? a lot of people are saying get into gold. >> gold has hit yet another record high. in the after market as high as 15.74. this comes after the federal reserve hinted for the very first time that maybe we'll see another round of monetary stimulus. the qe2 ended in june. this is the first time we're hearing any hint of that. at the end of the day, we want to find a way to get the unemployment rate down in a meaningful way. >> that will be part of the discussion with ben bernanke. joya dass. new research published in the british medical journal suggests drinking eight glasses of water a day can actually do more harm than good.
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you pay $20 for a club soda and sandwich. let's bring in our senior political editor mark preston who is on the phone from washington. good morning, mark. republicaning at this economy as president obama' achilles heel. you have details on the latest effort. what's it all about? >> ali, i think james carville was absolutely correct when he said, it's the economy stupid. that's what the republican national committee is trying to push forward to voters, especially in four states. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin and new hampshire. they're going to wake up today and see a new television ad where they're going to try to make president obama own the economy. it's a 30-second tv ad. they use his words and his likeness in the ad and they point out they've seen the national debt increase, they've seen more people join the unemployment line. bankruptcies have increased. what they're trying to do right now, ali -- again, we talk all
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the time about this -- is trying to make president obama own the economy as he heads into his re-election bid. >> mark, we got the reports of fund-raising totals for the second three months of the year from the obama campaign and the democratic national committee, $86 million is what the number comes in at? >> staggering. what's interesting about this is they say 98% of all the donations that were made to the campaign were $250 or less, and the average donation was $69. so you're talking about -- i guess what they're saying is 552,000 people donated to the campaign. what that means is in the long run these people can keep on giving and giving and giving to president obama because they're so far under the legal limit, ali. >> mark, good to see you this morning. thanks for joining us. mark preston from washington. 41 minutes after the hour. here are three things to put on your radar today. at 9:00, opening statements about to get under way in the perjury trial of former major
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league baseball star roger clemens. he's accused of lying about his alleged use of steroids. after that, 10:00 eastern, ben bernanke delivers his report on the state of the u.s. economy. at 4:00, president obama meets with top lawmakers to continue to try to hash out some solution to the debt ceiling problem. they're going to blow the roof up today in the metrodome. remember the roof collapsed back in december from heavy snow. there's a new roof now. in about two hours they'll turn on a bunch of big fans and start inflating it. dillon smith is a cheerleader at the university of kentucky. saturday he was teaching a class. as he's doing tumbling, he leaned back on what he thought was a secure door. look at that. door gave way and he started falling from five stories. dillon's gymnastic instinct kicked into gear.
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he did a backflip in mid air. he had a couple broken bones but he's out of the hospital. the women's u.s. team soon to start up in the world cup. pablo, what kind of momentum does this team have heading into today's game? >> quite a bit, ali. this team is coming off one of the most dramatic wins in u.s. soccer history. definitely the most dramatic women in women's soccer history. of course, the u.s. beat brazil 3-2 on penalty kicks. it was the type of game where, if you're an american fan, you would celebrate if you hadn't already thrown your remote through your television set. that's kind of the tone this team has set. the u.s. women's team, they're expecting -- fans are -- the highest possible outcome from this team. they came back with all odds against them. they had the refs against them. they had brazil diving all over the place. yet they managed to pull it out. so this team really has a sort
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of charmed look to them. there's a lot of momentum. germany is also in this tournament. they're the host country and the favorite. the u.s. has a pretty nice road ahead of them for this world cup title potentially. >> what does this mean generally, this world cup run? what does it mean for women's sports and women's soccer on a national level? >> the reality is every woman's world cup is almost a referendum on women's sports. it's such a big high interest event on the world stage. that's especially true in the u.s. where there's an uphill battle to embrace the games and prove that like the men's, they're worth watching. the u.s. women are the center of american sports attention at this time of year. you're rhee minded of the gold medal win in 1999. the best way to put it is these wrim are inspiring little kids somewhere, little boys somewhere in a back year to imitate the
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play of women's players which is no small statement in 2011. >> no kidding, pablo. thank you. pablo torre, in "sports illustrated." on july 13, 1977, a 25-hour blackout hit new york city leading to widespread rioting and looting. it cost the city more than $300 million back then. 44 minutes after the hour. , i'vt major medical... major medical. ...but it helps pay the doctors. pays the doctors, boyyy! [ quack ] oh yeah? what about your family? ♪ we added aflac, so we get cash! it's like our safety net... ♪ to help with the mortgage or whatever we need! so my family doesn't feel the pain too. ha! [ male announcer ] help protect your family at aflac.com. [ pigeons ] heyyy! hooo!!! a farewell long awaited. goodnight, stuffy. goodnight, outdated.
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good morning. it's wednesday, july 13. this is your a.m. wall. 47 minutes after the hour. let's go around the world with zain verjee live in london following new developments in the hacking scandal, rupert murdoch called to testify by uk lawmakers. here in the united states senator rockefeller calling for a domestic investigation. this is just getting hotter and hotter zain. >> it is. the big story will happen in about an hour or so in the british parliament. all the political parties, ali, have gotten together and they're supporting a motion to say no, that there should be a block of rupert murdoch's bid to acquire bskyb. this is not legally binding, but it is up where public opinion in this country is at. who knows whether rupert murdoch will take notice of that. the other big story, the commerce committee chairman, jay
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rockefeller saying there's got to be an investigation, did news corp hack into u.s. citizens' phones, 9/11 victims. he said there would be serious consequences. the big question people are asking here is how much is the news corp empire and rupert murdoch going to be hurt in the u.s. as well. ali? >> that is a good question. i'm a tweeter. you're a tweeter. one of the interesting things about this is somebody figured out using geo cashing or labeling of locations where people tweet from, where people tweet. a visualization of it. tell us about it. >> it's this data visualization project from a photographer by the name of eric fisher. what he's done is basically tag tweets and flicker pictures used from around the world. look at this pretty picture in the u.s. the flitter pictures in red, more on the west coast. twitter more on the east coast. you look at europe and asia is where they're both used very much as well.
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white show the usage of both, ali. it's a very pretty picture he's come up with. i want to show you on even prettier picture. in new york city over at the time warner center, we see this image, okay? it is an image of ali velshi at his desk tweeting away because he's got thousands of twitter followers. i thought there was even a mirror there, too. even while you're off air, you can check yourself out. >> got to always have a mirror available. zain, lots of good fun. thank you for joining us with that. i'm going to tweet out. anyway who wants to tweet us while we're on the show @alivelshi. time to eat our peas and talk about the debate over the debt ceiling. by the way, what the president said. the debate is getting testier and more partisan. president obama told cbs if lawmakers don't have a deal in
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place by the august 2nd deadline, older americans could feel it next month when their social security payments are due. listen up. >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. republican congressman ron paul of texas who is running for president think the president is playing the social security card. paul is running for president himself. here is what he said. >> that just isn't true. the funds there for social security and these emergencies, the cash flow is good enough for that. if they really needed to, why don't they just quit sending the interest rate payments over to the federal reserve. i think he's using scare tactics. >> you can see interest rates soar and the value of the dollar tank if the government can't pay its bills. several business groups including the u.s. chamber of commerce and the business roundtable are urging law makers to increase the debt limit. another meeting is set for today
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at 4:00 eastern. let's talk about the alleged tucson gunman loughner. a court says he's allowed to refuse anti-psychotic medication. a court found him incompetent to stand trial. the staff says he's a danger to himself and others. six people killed, 13 wounded in the shooting in tucson. even though jurors acquitted anthony last week in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee, the detectives say their case was solid. listen. >> with regard to what we would do differently, in every case, especially a case with this many witnesses and this much evidence, you can always look back and improve on what you've done. i don't know that anybody up here can think of anything that we could have done differently that might have affected the outcome. >> casey anthony is set to leave jail this sunday.
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the sheriff says his office will not offer any special protection. the "chicago sun times" reports anthony is thinking about wearing several disguises and plans to live in a secret location under a fake name as if she were in the witness protection program. let's go to rob marciano sweating it out in piedmont park in atlanta. sun still isn't up there which is good, rob, because i suspect that's going to make things substantially hotter for you and people across the country. >> it will be steamy once again. even at this hour, ali, you're just kind of wearing the humidity. that's been the deal for the past several days with this heat wave that at one point was really encompassing almost half of the country. it was the amount of moisture in the air. we didn't set a ton of record high temperatures. it was the humidity coupled with the heat. you walked out any time of day and you were wearing the weather. today the number of heat advisories and warnings has shrunk a little bit. mostly across the south. places like oklahoma city may very well touch 100 degrees. they've hit it 18 of the last 20
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times. when we couple humidity, heat indices could get up as high as 115. here is the forecast highs for actual high temperatures not including humidity and measured in the shade. temperatures will be well up into the 90s and near 100 degrees in some of these spots. 95 degrees in memphis. 102 in dallas. 95 degrees expected in d.c., and we may not get into the 90s in new york city. that may be hopeful thinking at this point. less humid, a little cool front -- i should say maybe a dry front came through the northeast. not quite as humid. at least somebody is getting relief. across the south it continues to be seem many and in some cases dangerously hot. >> it's a good thing i wore my mesh vest today, rob. >> yes, exactly. get that airflowing through there. >> see you, buddy. check in with you later. since the incredible heat is
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. 57 minutes after the hour. with heat advisories in several states today. our word of the day is heat syncope, a type of heat stress. usually related to dehigh drax. drink a lot of water. 57 minutes after the hour. here are three things for your radar today. 9:00 this morning, oemg statements set to get under way in the perjury trial of former
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major league baseball star roger clemens, accused of lying about his alleged use of steroids. 10:00 eastern, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke delivers his semi annual report on monetary policy and the state of the u.s. economy. at 4:00 eastern, president obama meets with lawmakers from both sides to try to hash out the debt ceiling. let's talk about your money. u.s. stock futures are up this morning. the dow is up in pre market trading, so is the s&p 500 and the nasdaq. let's see how the world's money is doing. go to kristie lu stout live in hong kong. what's going on? >> european stock investors are watching the debt crisis lowsly. the markets open higher in london, frankfurt and zurich. the gains in europe were moderate yesterday. after yesterday's selloff, i don't think he we eel complain. trading houses like mitsubishi gained after credit suisse game them an outperformed rating.
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the bank of japan will buy about $275 million of japanese traded funds. the hang seng closed up 1.1%, off its worst two-day decline in 17 months. >> watching what's going on in italy right now. at the same time overnight we've had a warning about ireland's credit rating. >> that's right. u.s. stocks closed near the lows of the session on tuesday because of that news of the irish debt downgrade. moody's downgraded the debt to junk status. moody's also kept its outlook on ireland's sovereign debt negative. that drew harsh response from the finance minister causing many investors to rethink and perhaps sell their holdings. >> if i'm going to get bad money news, i'd rather get it from you. kristie lu stout in hong kong. that will bring an end to wake-up call this morning. we'll be back at 5:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow. right now it's time for

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News/Business. Ali Velshi. New.

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